Agatu killings: Bloodletting a curse on Nigeria – Fani-Kayode tasks Buhari to prosecute culprits


Following the recent bloodshed in the Agatu Local Government of Benue state, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, on Monday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.

He called on the President to urgently find an end to the mass killings in Agatu and bring the culprits to justice.

It would be recalled that armed Fulani herdsmen had recently invaded the community, killing hundreds of people including pregnant women and children, in purported retaliation for the alleged killing of 10,000 herds of cattle by the people of the communities.

In view of this, the president had since ordered the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, and other security agencies to bring the situation under control while a permanent solution to the frequent herdsmen/farmers clash is being looked into.

But Fani-Kayode in a statement yesterday, said “I am calling him out and I am speaking for those that do not have a voice and the victims of these barbaric acts.

“Buhari must protect the Nigerian people. He must call the perpetrators of these diabolical acts to order and he must punish them.

“Bloodletting by the Fulani herdsmen is a curse on the nation.

“The more such act is tolerated by the government, the more the destruction and mass murder of innocent Nigerians in the area.

“Injustice and wickedness to others, particularly to the weak, innocent, vulnerable and defenceless in our society attracts God’s wrath.

“Are the 500 Idomas that were killed in Agatu not human beings? Thousands of people have been displaced and many families have lost their homes and loved ones at the hands of these Fulani herdsmen who come from another world yet no-one appears to care.

“President Buhari needs to put a stop to the carnage being unleashed on the Nigerian people,” the statement added.